Hi guys, I came here with this question before but I need to ask again.
What are the specs and components i need for a laptop to work well for music multitrack recording (I use Reaper mostly) and have an USB audiobox 22vsl as an audio interface.
I must go PC because of budget (around $1000) and I have no choice but go with W8 because 7 is no longer available. I heard of some laptop having two hard drive one rotating and one like a flash kind. Any advantage to this? And the hard drive should be 7,200 rpm or so I heard.
you have already figured out by now that I am a n00b so, please, give me some specs so I can know what to ask the guy at the shop and not invest in the wrong machine.
Can I plug my usb 2.0 A/I into a usb 3.0 slot and is there any advantage to that?
Can I buy an external usb3.0 hard drive and work from it so as to not fill my internal drive too quickly?
Is i5 enough or should I go for i7? (I don't play video games at all. This will be only for music and maybe simple video editing)
Thank you very much for your help.
I re-read my older thread where WRGKMC and Rudolph gave me great tips but I'm hoping to generate more inputs and detailed aspects to check out or avoid, etc. I'm a bit concerned about buying the wrong thing and be stuck with it. I'm also a bit pissed that I can't buy W7. W8 seems designed for touch screen stuff. What the hell with that?